Battle Update: The Status of Pebble Mine at the End of 2013

Written by: Scott Hed, Alaska Sportsman's Alliance
Editor's Note: An article on the investing site The Motley Fool yesterday suggests that the massive mining company behind the Pebble Project, Northern Dynasty Minerals, is in real financial trouble. In fact, the final sentence argues that. . .
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Dog Art: “Goldie” by Bob White

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By Bob White
Goldie's love for the snow became apparent her first winter. And, that's just where her owner wanted Goldie painted in this commissioned portrait.
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Tuesday Tip: The Right Gear for Great Lakes Steelhead

Written by: Jim Lampros, Fishing Manager of Orvis Cleveland

The author shows off a big Great Lakes steelhead, as his fishing buddy looks on.
Photo courtesy Jim Lampros
The rise in popularity of the Lake Erie steelhead fishery over the last decade has been well deserved. Erie and her tributaries unequivocally offer the best chance, be it East or West, for an angler to get his or her steelhead fix. The availability of public access, the proximity of. . .
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“Worst Dog in America” Makes a Remarkable Turnaround

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Want even more proof that there's no such thing as a "bad dog"? Check out the amazing transformation in Lucy, once rated "The Worst Dog in America." As this report from "Good Morning America" shows, . . .
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Video: Hooké 2013 Atlantic Salmon Season

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You know how lots of people dream of being part of a famous team or band—like playing shortstop for the Yankees or being on stage with the Rolling Stones? Well, I think I want to be. . .
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Video: Amazing Service Dog Pushes His Owner’s Wheelchair

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All service dogs are wonderful, talented, caring animals, but some dogs seem to take to their task with a gusto and enjoyment that goes beyond any training. When wheelchair-bound Tamandra Michaels got a. . .
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A Story and Photos Capture the True Value of a Fly Rod

Written by: Colin S. Shaffer
Colin says that this photo captures the essence of his father, when he is untangling my line as a young Colin stares into the camera. You can clearly make out the Orvis rod, too. Photo courtesy Colin Shaffer
[Editor's Note: Orvis head of Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens was in the Orvis rod shop awhile back, and rod-repair supervisor Jim West happened to show Steve the letter below, which accompanied a broken fly rod. Steve was touched by the letter, and asked Jim to. . .
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Heroic and Sad: A Dog Refuses to Leave Fallen Friend, Despite Danger and Freezing Temperatures

A stray dog in China refused to leave the body of his fallen friend throughout a freezing night.
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We have seen this kind of bravery and devotion before, but each instance is a reminder of their incredible capacity for loyalty and the strength of their. . .
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